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Advanced MODO for Design


MODO is being used for some of the top companies like Honda, Oakley, and Trek Bicycles. The program is widely being adopted for it’s power to generate quick conceptual iterations to communicate highly convincing, professional product presentations to internal R&D teams. These high-fidelity look & feel visualization models are a powerful tool early on in the stages of the product development cycle, where they are used in corporate pipelines to communicate design intent to engineering, sales, and marketing teams. With the Mesh Fusion plugin (live Booleans) MODO is one of the most powerful free-form Subdivision modeling tools currently available for designers today who want to create complex, sculptural designs. MODO’s built-in rendering package is in a league of its own, with hundreds of custom materials/texture effects and the ability to produce rendered images that are on-par with the most expensive studio photography quality. For use in manufacturing, MODO’s 3D file geometry be exported into other Parametric or Nurbs based modeling platforms (SolidWorks, Rhino, Alias) to produce high quality A-Class surface models suitable for 3D printing and production tooling.


This is an Advanced-level workshop that’s catered to designers who are already familiar using MODO or other Subdivision modelers (3DS Max, Maya, etc.). This one week intensive workshop will introduce highly advanced, complex surface modeling through the use of the MeshFusion plugin. This plugin allows for procedural Sub-D booleans (Live Booleans), where 3D geometry “cutters” are used in addition and subtraction modeling. MeshFusion allows for complex processes like boring holes, which would typically need to be imported into multiple 3D Parametric/Nurbs programs in order to accomplish. This is the perfect workshop for designers or engineers who want to take their MODO skills to the next level, and quickly and easily be able to create the highly controlled, organic surfaces found in sculptural forms such as eyewear, helmets, fashion, and Automotive / Transportation design.


16/40 hours


*MeshFusion plugin required